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Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Tasty and mouth-puckering
Vintage
11.05.2005
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
70.15
Number of bottles
198
Strength
57.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Mar 2017 1:01 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 198,40

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005 SMWS 70.15

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    hmmm, do not really know what to think of that
    • Nose
      Pears, vanilla, malt, sweet, fresh, raisins, plums
      with water: becomes more fruity, vanilla becomes stronger
    • Taste
      strong with buzz on the palate
      dirty, dark, roasted aromas, the alcohol bounces something
      with water: softer and dirtier
    • Finish
      medium to long
      Oak, bitter

  2. Eichi scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Very elegant. Floral aspects meet herbal hints and a slight spiiciness. Inviting and complex. Tastes older than its age.

  3. Eichi scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Very elegant. Floral aspects meet herbal hints and a slight spiiciness. Inviting and complex. Tastes older than its age.

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. mr.p9 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Compared with Balblair 2006 SMWS 70.18
    • Nose
      Fresh baked croissants, apple, summer fruits - pine apple, champagne, waxy and with water citrus - grape fruits.
    • Taste
      Pastry, green banana's, young with some spirity tones, waxy, vanilla, spices - cardamom, toast and ginger.
    • Finish
      Ginger, spices - pepper and vanilla - custard. With water more spices - cloves and mint.

  7. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice Balblair.
    • Nose
      Lovely fresh oak-wood,sweet honey and toffee sweetness. Also beeswax,sherbet straws and floral and fruity hints. 
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness: mango-syrup, Demerara, pina colada, lemon, grapefruit, and some hints of wood.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant aftertaste with all kind of sweetness. Easy drinking.

  10. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:The nose gave us fresh oak and carpentry, honey and toffee sweetness, beeswax, sherbet straws and floral and fruity hints. The palate was sweet (chalky sweets, mango syrup, Demerara) with entertainingly lively citric elements (piña colada, lemon, grapefruit) and some inoffensive little splinters of wood. Adding water seemed to close the nose down for a while – eventually opening up subtle tones of white chocolate, pink wafers, raisin flapjacks, snowdrops and rosewater. The reduced palate though, was easy-drinking, tastylicious and mouth-puckering – tropical fruits, lemon meringue pie, silky honey swirled with wood oil and a tingling finish of chilli, nutmeg, clove and tobacco.

    DRINKING TIP: To put you in a receptive frame of mind before going out for the evening.

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